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New York Times, Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Zealous sort whose schedule may include 27-, 50- and 64-Across

Author:
Steve Dobis
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Steve Dobis

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {JKQX} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Dobis.
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© 2009, The New York Times12/15/09 ( No. 21,952 )

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Across
1
Lamebrain : SIMP
5
Kind of TV now converted from digital : ANALOG
11
Wood-shaping tool : ADZ
14
Gas brand in Canada : ESSO
15
Where to dock a Sea Ray : MARINA
16
Monk's title : FRA
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Zealous sort whose schedule may include 27-, 50- and 64-Across : EAGERBEAVER
19
Cyclotron bit : ION
20
Weapon using high-arcing ammo : MORTAR
21
Morale booster : LIFT
22
Early second-century year : CII
23
Desktop picture : ICON
25
Japanese dramatic form : NOH
26
Suffix with chlor- or sulf- : IDE
27
See 17-Across : PLACESTOGO
31
Head honcho : BOSS
32
Spitfire-flying grp. : RAF
33
Rapper Kanye : WEST
34
Tax investigator, for short : TMAN
36
Port of old Rome : OSTIA
38
A/C fig. : BTU
40
Spin doctor's concern : IMAGE
43
Golf innovator Callaway and bridge maven Culbertson : ELYS
45
She-bears, south of the border : OSAS
47
Barker : DOG
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Like bad losers : SORE
50
See 17-Across : THINGSTODO
53
Printers' measures : ENS
54
London facility : LOO
55
Greek counterpart of Mars : ARES
56
Blond shade : ASH
57
River of Florence : ARNO
59
Material thing : ENTITY
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"Mamma ___!" : MIA
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See 17-Across : PEOPLETOSEE
66
Off-road transport, for short : ATV
67
One unlikely to compromise : PURIST
68
Fuel from bogs : PEAT
69
Word in alumnae bios : NEE
70
Big name in small swimsuits : SPEEDO
71
Many-axled vehicle : SEMI
Down
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Appear to be : SEEM
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Golf's ___ Aoki : ISAO
3
Roman Cath. title : MSGR
4
Word with justice or license : POETIC
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Cynical Bierce : AMBROSE
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Scot's denial : NAE
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___ Sea (Amu Darya's outlet) : ARAL
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Kind of will : LIVING
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What a flamingo might stand on : ONEFOOT
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Country's Brooks : GARTH
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Devotee : AFICIONADO
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Sci-fi automatons : DROIDS
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Class clowns, e.g. : ZANIES
18
Monticello or Saratoga : RACEWAY
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Crash-probing agcy. : NTSB
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Old hand : PRO
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Refrain syllables : LAS
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Item in a man's medicine chest : AFTERSHAVE
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10th-century Holy Roman emperor : OTTOI
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Emeril catchword : BAM
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Loaded onto the wrong truck, say : MISSENT
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Spot in the Seine : ILE
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McCain's alma mater: Abbr. : USNA
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55-Across, e.g. : GOD
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I, to Claudius : EGO
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Save for a rainy day : STOREUP
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Go along with : AGREETO
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One on deck : SEAMAN
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Like some job training : ONSITE
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Novelist ___ de Balzac : HONORE
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Movie camera lens settings : TSTOPS
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Northern Scandinavians : LAPPS
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Mayberry boy : OPIE
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"Gotcha" : ISEE
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Orioles or Cardinals : TEAM
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Bigfoot's Asian cousin : YETI
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Tripper's turn-on : LSD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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